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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Family Reunion? We found the perfect place. . .

Isn't it crazy how a simple online search for something you "think" you're looking for turns into something completely different?  And wonderful.

That's what happened as we were looking for possible picks for Memorial Day Get Aways@The Lake.

Instead, we stumbled across this gem that is screaming for a Family Reunion.
Please, someone book their family reunion here and then report back to us on all the wonderful memories you created.

We give you Pegasus Ranch Lodge in Daingerfield, Texas.

First - the drive up appeal is amazing.  If you happen to be the one responsible for finding the location for this summer's reunion you are going to be very popular with the guests.


Welcome to the Lodge.  BTW - sleeps 17 people
and also has a Bunkhouse on the same property 




Rich and dreamy Texas Ranch style interior
complete with large flat screen t.v.




Family Reunion GOLD!  
A Playground - A Play House with Air Conditioning (what??)
And a 3.5 acre pond




Party Pavilion 
I'm pretty sure it's illegal to have a Family Reunion without
one of these.

From the websites we learned this:
Daily Rates - weekday $375 and weekend $395 with a 2-Night Minimum
Holiday weekends such as Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day
Daily rates increase to $445 with a 3-Night Minimum


And tell them Lakehouse Outfitters sent ya!

Enjoy - and have a wonderful, amazing time with the family!




Thursday, February 13, 2014

Won't You Be Mine?

Valentines just in time for those of us who procrastinate.
A few of our favorites:





Headed to the lake with your sweetie?  This is the perfect card!





I'm sure this card will cause the tree huggers cringe.  
Oh well, at least they're hugging.




Scenery gets us every time!




Hope you know someone who would appreciate this. :-)



For our friends in Advertising - a take off of Kay's Jewelers tag line:
Every Kiss Begins with Kay





Because I've given and gotten more rides to the airport than I care
to think about!  Love our road warriors.


And finally our personal favorite:

You know you do.

xoxox

Cindy


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Game Day Pinterest Party Picks


Just in time to be added to your Game Day menu and grocery list 

Our Favorite-Four 
Super Bowl Sunday 
"Gotta Be Included in The Spread" 
(and we're not talking points)
Pinterest Picks





The Classic Hot Artichoke Dip



Individual Seven Layer Dips 
EZ handling, eating and clean up
A+ rating




Gotta have sliders - why not
Salted Roasted Beef Tenderloin?
Replace the sparkling flutes with
Lakehouse Outfitters
Signature Margarita for a winning combination



Spicy Shrimp Nachos
expect the unexpected

All Pins and Recipes can be found on

And many more ideas and recipes for Game Day click the link below
to see cook time, servings and ingredients

Score your own Game Day touchdown by serving our Signature Margaritas


NOTE:  This is a real recipe.  Yes the portions and ingredients are correct.  And Yes!
It's the best margarita you have ever tasted.  Just sayin...

Adjust juice to taste - more lime, more tart and acidic
more orange juice, sweeter and easier on the tummy

ENJOY!

See this vintage sign and many other designs we offer by visiting us online



Thursday, January 23, 2014

Simply Amazing Lazy@The Lake Blueberry Muffins






If a photo is worth a 1000 words - the only other words I have are these:

Simply Baked Paper Baking Cups are amazing.  You cannot even imagine how 
they transform a simple muffin into magic.

Buy Them.  





This recipe has been slightly modified from the original found on the Pioneer Woman website:


In a large bowl combine:

3C flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
pinch or two of salt
dash or two of nutmeg

sift together OR pour together and mix around.  haven't noticed any difference when using both methods

In another large bowl whisk together:

1C sugar
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 egg
1 generous cup of yogurt - i prefer honey flavored greek yogurt and I use slightly more than one cup
1 tsp +/- vanilla extract

once mixed, add the dry ingredients and stir by hand just until mixed.  don't over stir.  add 2 cups blueberries (i typically always use frozen that we've frozen over the summer or if not, frozen from a bag from our grocers freezer).

place simply baked paper baking cups on baking sheet.  fill with the luscious muffin batter (it's kinda thick and sticky, drop from large tablespoon with the help of fingers or spatula) into the baking cups almost to the top.  

final step before the oven:  sprinkle raw sugar (turbinado sugar) on the tops to give a little extra crunch and sweetness - optional, yet recommended.  :-)

place baking sheet with muffins in pre-heated oven set to 375
bake 25 minutes until tops are golden brown


Bake Them
Eat Them
Love Them
Repeat Often








Monday, January 20, 2014

30 Lakes in 30 Blogs takes us to Canada!

Earlier this week while on Pinterest I saw a Pin of the beautiful Banff Springs Hotel and mentioned to my hubs how beautiful it was and reminded him that we have a trip to Banff on our to do list.

Well, this blog is evidence that I am having a difficult time forgetting those beautiful images.  They are simply too beautiful not to share.

All photos were found on Pinterest with a simple site search of:

Lake Louise, Banff, Canada
and
The Banff Springs Hotel

Enjoy!







Banff Springs Hotel on the shores of Lake Louise, Banff National Park
Click the link below for more information






Discover The Legend - 
we hope you'll take a few minutes to watch this spectacular video and get inspired by Banff!







by clicking here and following our boards

Sunday, October 13, 2013

30 Lakes in 30 Blogs...continued. Live. Love. Lake.



This is Duke.  Duke was the 550th "like" on our facebook page which earned him a prize for his 
Mommy and Daddy, Sean and Tonya.  A new box frame for the family photo wall!





In this long overdue 30 Lakes in 30 Blog posts, we share with you the magic of Fields Pond, Maine.
Where Sean and Tonya tied the knot with Duke on the dock! Fields Pond: A small, 85 acre pond with a 192 -acre sanctuary with trails winding through fields, wetland, forest and lakeshore.
Looks spectacular!!


Best "get away" ever!

More beautiful photos from Sean and Tonya's wedding by visiting Mariko Brown Photography


A beautiful Fields Pond Sunset shared by Tonya

It's apparent Fields Pond is a favorite of the bird watchers.  Check out the 
Maine Audubon website here to learn more about the magic of Fields Pond, Maine.


And thanks Duke, Tonya and Sean for sharing your lovely photos.



Friday, August 23, 2013

30 Lakes in 30 Blogs...

Lake Sharing continued...

We love our new series title, 30 Lakes in 30 Blogs.  It provides us so much freedom to be blog slackers without the guilt!  

Random Thought - isn't it amazing the reach of social media?  Facebook is the ultimate venue for eavesdropping and snooping on folks who don't even know you exist.  Recently, we stumbled across a beautiful photo that someone had shared.  So beautiful it prompted us to visit the page of the person responsible for the photo.  

His name is Rex Pennington of Rex Pennington Photography.  
As far as we can tell by snooping on his facebook page, he and his family reside on the shores of Lake Michigan and his photography business is focused on capturing beautiful images.

Visit his facebook page by clicking the link below and tell him Lakehouse Outfitters sent ya! 


There were so many beautiful photos on his site, it was hard to narrow our choices to share.  Hope you enjoy the picture show below and do a little snooping on Rex's page of your own.

Because I'm a cowgirl at heart





Home on the range

Big Red Lighthouse
Rex recommends Holland, MI for vacation!
check out their page HERE

Now you see them

Now you don't

Catch of the day!
For us, the catch of the day was finding Rex
Hope you enjoyed his photos as much as we do!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

30 Lakes in 30 Blog Posts - Lake Six!


Lake Sharing. . . 


Yes, we surrender and admit defeat.  We can't get it together enough to post a new lake each day. Yet, we refuse to give up completely.  Hence the new name of this post.
30 Lakes in 30 Days is now known as 30 Lakes in 30 Blog Posts.  :-)

If you follow us here, you know this series is a result of posts on our facebook page.  Our fans, followers and family posting photos of their favorite lake.  Their happy place.

Today, is no different - we were reminded of one of our personal favorites by a recent post by a friend over the July 4th Holiday.  Thanks Vicki for sharing your photos!

Payette Lake, Idaho
Payette Lake is situated in the Bitterroot Mountain Range (foothills to the Rockies) just 100 short and picturesque miles from Boise, Idaho.  Located on the shores of Payette Lake is the small, quaint mountain resort town of McCall, Idaho.  A local community of 2500 +/- which swells to over 25,000 during the summer thanks to a healthy second home community and visitors from all over the world.  Four Seasons of spectacular scenery and outdoor living at it's finest.  

More Information HERE

Enjoy the scenery - photos shared by Vicki Maddox Swain and Ray Batten.

Shore Lodge Decks - Historic lodge and dining

View from the floating docks Shore Lodge


Beautiful wooden boats moored in the guest slips at Shore Lodge



Sit back and relax



The first impression!  



Hubs loves boats, water and taking photos.  Lucky for me!!




Vicki spent the July 4th Holiday in McCall enjoying the festivities


A wonderful pedestrian path at waters' edge



The Marina

If you are looking for a spectacular get away - consider McCall.  You won't be sorry!!
We lived in this community for several years and give it a 5 Star Vacation Rating!!